Firefly Encyclopedia of the Vivarium

Firefly Encyclopedia of the Vivarium

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Keeping iguanas, frogs, insects and other invertebrates in a glass world is a popular pursuit.

This practical, fully illustrated guide has everything the enthusiast needs to know, with a focus on beginners. A one-stop reference for those starting out with a terrarium or vivarium, it covers the entire spectrum of suitable animals, from invertebratesto large snakes and lizards. David Alderton explains how to design setups that re-create natural habitats, as well as more clinical environments for closely monitoring difficult or delicate species. A brief account of some of the more suitable vivarium plants and their requirements is also included.

The book is divided into three main sections -- Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates -- with extensive cross-referencing between them. There are detailed presentations on all key areas:

Basic biology Housing Equipment Controlling the environment Furnishings: clinical and naturalistic Checklist of plants and methods of planting Food and feeding Breeding Health.

A comprehensive directory of species provides specific information on breeds suitable for beginners. This easy-to-use, illustrated volume presents all the most up-to-date information in a single volume, giving the enthusiast a complete reference.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2007
ISBN: 9781554073009
1554073006
1554073009
Branch Call Number: 639.39 Ald 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 224 p. :,col. ill

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